2nd suspect in 'colorum' van rape case shot dead


Posted at Jun 17 2016 06:53 AM | Updated as of Jun 17 2016 08:31 PM

MANILA - (UPDATE) The accomplice of a colorum van driver accused of molesting and raping two passengers was shot dead after allegedly trying to escape from arresting police officers Friday morning.

The suspect, identified as Alfie "Buddy" Turado, was first spotted by officials of Barangay Obrero in Quezon City, who then reported him to the police.

'Colorum' driver, accomplice rape 2 women inside van

Residents mobbed Turado before he was arrested by police.

Authorities said the suspect was brought the police station where he admitted that he was with Wilfredo Lorenzo, the first suspect who was arrested, on June 10, when the rape happened.

But he said he did not rape the passenger and he was just driving the van, contrary to what their alleged 22-year-old victim claimed.

He added that it was Lorenzo who planned the whole thing and he had nothing to do with it.

Here's footage of Turado before he was killed in an alleged firefight:

Turado agreed to show the police where he and Lorenzo stashed their loot. But on the way to the area along Tandang Sora, the suspect allegedly tried to grab a gun from one of the policemen inside the vehicle.

Turado was shot inside the vehicle. He was brought to East Avenue Medical Center but was pronounced clinically dead a few minutes before 4 a.m.

An initial police report said Turado sustained gunshot wounds in the chest and neck.

Turado, who had been in hiding since Lorenzo's arrest, already had his head shaved when he was arrested.

According to Quezon City Police District-Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) chief Insp. Rodel Marcelo, informants told them that Turado has been joining pot sessions in Barangay Obrero.

Marcelo said police considers the case closed. He warned that criminals have no place in Quezon City.

Two more alleged victims of Lorenzo and Turado have also surfaced and told their story to the Quezon City police. --Report by April Rafales, ABS-CBN News